NHRA Showdown at Sundown

by Royal Purple Raceway
February 25,2013
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NHRA Showdown at Sundown:  Saturday, March 2, 2013

The NHRA Showdown at Sundown is an event.  It is a SHOW!  It's on the bucket list of any race fans' calendar.  We've compiled a list of just why the NHRA Showdown at Sundown is more than just another drag race. 


Under the Lights
“When the Sun Goes Down, the Stars Come Out for Royal Purple Raceway’s Most Explosive Night of Drag Racing.” What would the NHRA Showdown at Sundown be without night racing?  The lights are on, the flames are bright and the Christmas Tree illuminates the starting line.  Bring the cameras and get ready to snap away! 


Something for Everybody
From the purist die-hard to the first-time fan, the NHRA Showdown at Sundown offers something for everyone.  A wide spectrum and diverse blend of variety offers drag racing action that can speak to any race fan. 


Get the Most Bang for Your Buck!
Tickets are only $20 while kids 12 & younger are FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.  Every ticket is a pit pass, allowing you to get up close with the drivers and Hot Rods that bring the NHRA Showdown at Sundown to life.  A full day’s worth of drag racing and two “NHRA Showdown at Sundown” show times make the Saturday, March 2, an incredible value! 


Fire Breathing Jet Cars!
Words cannot describe the heart pounding sight as a pair of jet cars erupt with fire.  The explosive sound echoes throughout our 500 acre facility as the howling jet engines propel the jet dragsters and jet funny cars to speeds topping the 300 mile per hour barrier. 


Over 400 of Drag Racing’s Elite!
The stars of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series are a “who’s who” of motorsports.  From the wheels up Super Stockers and high winding Top Sportsman and Top Dragster to the thundering roar of the Top Alcohol Funny Cars and Injected-Nitro Dragsters, the side-by-side racing approaches the 280 mile per hour mark.


TWO NHRA Showdown at Sundown Show Times
We are delivering TWO NHRA Showdown at Sundown show times at 5:00 & 9:00 PM with each session including jet cars! 


Peace Maker Wheel Stander!
Jim Brewer’s Peace Maker Wheel Stander is a Fan Favorite and is fueled by methanol and powered by a supercharged Big Block Chevy.  The name of the game is wheels-up and carry the front wheels the ENTIRE quarter-mile.


 Schedule of Events:  SATURDAY, MARCH 2:

Gates Open

7:00 AM

Sportsman Qualifying/Eliminations

8:00 AM

Top Alcohol Funny Car

3:00 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster

3:30 PM

Pre-Race Ceremonies

5:00 PM


5:00 PM

Top Dragster

6:30 PM

Top Sportsman

7:00 PM

Top Alcohol Funny Car

8:00 PM

Top Alcohol Dragster

8:30 PM


9:00 PM

*Jet Cars & Exhibition
NOTE:  Schedule subject to change.

Ticket Information:

Spectator Admission     $20

KIDS 12 & Under    FREE